Protection of biodiversity in forest areas, including the Natura 2000 network - Promotion of best practices



Conservation of the Aesculapian Snake in the Eastern Beskids

Conservation of the Aesculapian Snake in the Eastern Beskids

The main goal of this project is to preserve and increase the Aesculapian snake population in the Eastern Beskids in Poland. The project is coordinating by the Institute of nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Science with a cooperation Lutowiska Distric State Forest. Project is co-financed by the European Union.

The Aesculapian Snake prefers forested, warm, moderately humid, hilly or rocky habitats with proper insolation and varied vegetation that provide sufficient variation in local microclimates. Due to anthropic disturbances we observe general decline in species. All the actions in the project focus on the species population length description, protection of potential hatching and hibernation places such as old growth zones and fringe ecotones. The project also includes raising ecological awareness among the local community and tourists.



Project “Biodiversity protection in forest area,
including Nature 2000 areas – promotion of best practice” (Best for Biodiversity),
co-financed with the means of the European Union under the Financial Instrument LIFE+ and the National Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management and State Forest National Forest Holding”

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